On Wednesday Microsoft announced a new social website, “Art of Office” a social site for Mac Users that are “pushing the boundaries of what can be done in Mac Office”. On the site, you’re supposed to upload and share the artistic creations that you’ve created using Mac Office, and share them with with the world.
Of course, Mac users are going to be really into this right?
Um no…not so much.
When the site was announced on the Mac Mojo blog (the official blog of the Mac Office Dev team) the response from Users was not positive at all. The complaints came down to one basic question “Why the hell are you guys wasting time with this art site, when you’ve just delayed MacOffice 08 until NEXT YEAR?”
The comments, from a very passionate group of Mac users, should be a clear indication to Microsoft about how Mac Users are feeling right now. Personally, I’m done with Microsoft Office. iWork is great. It does everything I need, and I have absolutely no reason to go back to Office when the new version ships.
I’m betting that I’m not alone in that.
What I want to know, though, is why on Earth Microsoft would have launched this site now in the first place? Why do this? What is the point?
This site seems completely useless to me…but I could be wrong. What do you think?d